human rights

Filipino Secular Organizations Take a Stand Against the Magna Carta of Religious Freedom

By Shane / May 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

Last March 24, the House of Representatives green-lit an amended version of CIBAC Partylist Representatives Eduardo “Bro. Eddie” Villanueva and Domingo Rivera’s proposed Magna Carta of Religious Freedom. This bill not only infringes the rights of secular, non-religious Filipinos, it also holds serious repercussions for matters of free speech, religious privilege, and fair taxation in […]

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HAPI Holds “Duyan: Online Pajama Party” for Kids Living with HIV

By Shane / March 21, 2021 / 0 Comments

Yesterday, Humanist Alliance Philippines, International held its first online event, “Duyan: Online Pajama Party” to benefit Filipino Kids Living with HIV. The kids and the parents were welcomed by HAPI Zambales Lead Convenor Van Catayong with a very short but meaningful message. HAPI Jr. Ambassador Angelica Driskell followed afterward, entertaining the kids in a storytelling […]

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HAPI’s Stance on Anti-Asian Violence

By Shane / March 20, 2021 / 0 Comments

The recent spike of anti-Asian violence in the USA has been disturbing to humanity, especially the attacks on Korean women in a massage parlor in Atlanta. The shooter was a young, ultra-religious Southern Baptist man, with “pizza, guns, drums, music, and God” as a summation of his “good life”. He objectified and vilified these women […]

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Get Ready for HAPI’s February Events!

By Shane / February 5, 2021 / 0 Comments

HAPI-Bicol Youth Camp Event by The Green Hillside Nest and HAPI @ The Green Hillside Nest, Bicol Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 Price: Free · Duration: 14 hrs/day The HAPI-Bicol Youth Camp is an outdoor e-learning & e-training program that will be held throughout February 2021. Featuring talks from esteemed humanist speakers, the series of online […]

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Believing in BL Series

By Shane / February 3, 2021 / 0 Comments

By Steven Angelo Abellera La Union, PhilippinesHAPI Member When lockdown got imposed in the Philippines, many of us immediately started wondering what we could to keep us busy throughout the duration of the community quarantine. It was from that boredom that the YouTube BL (or Boys’ Love) series sensation blew up. While the term might […]

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From Pastor to Heretic: AJ Ballares | HAPI Spotlight

By Shane / January 22, 2021 / 0 Comments

by Sherwin Dane Haro San Jose, Antique, Philippines January 16, 2021 As far as character arcs go, “varsity chess player” to “mixed martial artist” to “seminarian” to “pastor” to “HAPI Executive Director” might be as wild as it gets, and yet that’s exactly the route that the man on today’s Spotlight, Alvin John “AJ” Ballares, […]

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When We Care, We Never Forget : HAPI Junior

By Javan Poblador / March 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

The days leading up to February 25 are the period of time where we are always reminded about what happened on that day in the year 1986. From tv commercials to newspapers and social media articles, like this one, for example, we are being informed about the EDSA People Power Revolution. This year the country […]

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HAPI in Attendance: A Workshop on Protecting LGBTQ+ Families Under the Current Legal Framework

By ADMIN01 / February 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

HAPI in Attendance: A Workshop on Protecting LGBTQ+ Families Under the Current Legal Framework by Dee Bulaclac February 15, 2020 UP College of Law Diliman, Quezon City An invitation was sent to HAPI a few weeks ago to attend a seminar which aimed to arm LGBTQ+ individuals and their families with appropriate legal knowledge so […]

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A More Colorful Balangaw Project

By Javan Poblador / January 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Free from the confines of school projects and school activities, the Juniors of HAPI gathered up for the “Balangaw Project: Module Making” event at Kapihan Sa Patio, a homey and relaxing café shop on January 11, 2020. With the supervision of Mr. John Albert Pagunsan, the goal of making a module that is efficient and […]

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Karapatang Pantao

By Javan Poblador / December 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ang human rights o karapatang pantao ay para sa lahat. Hindi ito umiikot sa isang indibidwal lamang. Ang problema, ay hindi napapahalagaan ang karapatang pantao, at alam nating lahat na ang kabuntot nito ay ang matagal nang pinoproblema ng ating mga kababayan. Mga kababayan nating matagal nang tinatahak ang diskriminasyon at pang-aapi, ang mga LGBT. […]

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